Towns County GOP draws State candidates days before run-off election

Election 2018, News, Politics
Mayor Jim Conley
Towns County GOP

Vendors set up shop, selling their wares

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Republican Party hosted an “Old-Fashion Rally and BBQ” on Hiawassee Town Square, the weekend prior to the state run-off election. Towns County GOP Chair Betsy Young organized and orchestrated the event, drawing Gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle , and Secretary of State candidate David Belle Isle, to visit with constituents.

Commissioner Cliff Bradshawe

Towns County GOP Chair Betsy Young and County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw review the day’s agenda

Georgia State Senator Josh McKoon spoke on behalf of Lieutenant Governor candidate David Shafer, and former State Representative Stephen Allison represented Gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. Kemp was unable to attend due to an engagement with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Macon, Georgia.

 

Towns County Sheriff Chris Clinton and his band rocked the Square

Vendors set up shop along Berrong Street, and K&K Killer Kue served smoked pork barbeque sandwiches to guests.

The Republican Party held a bake sale, and the President’s Team manned an information booth.

Radio host of EXtreme Carolina, Michael Levi Borkman, served as Master of Ceremony.

Former Towns County Republican Chair Mark Wolchko streamed music, leading up to the candidate “stumping”.

Michael Levi Borkman

(L-R) Master of Ceremony Michael Levi Borkman and Secretary of State candidate David Belle Isle

Chris Clinton, who serves as Towns County Sheriff, and his band provided live entertainment.

Hiawassee Police Department chipped in, providing not only security, but supplying a needed tent and table for visitors.

Betty Phillips Towns County

Local resident Betty Phillips visits the President’s Team booth

Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw, staying throughout, and Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales made a brief appearance at the event.

The State Run-Off Election takes place tomorrow, July 24. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(Feature Image: Blairsville Mayor Jim Conley shakes hands with Gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle)

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